Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Bring It!
Bring It!
Glam Masters
Glam Masters
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Double Divas
Double Divas
Project Runway
Project Runway
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
American Beauty Star
American Beauty Star
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Step It Up
Step It Up
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
So Sharp
So Sharp
Growing Up Supermodel
Growing Up Supermodel
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
Army Wives
Army Wives
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
The Client List
The Client List
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Coming Home
Coming Home
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
UnREAL
UnREAL
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Protector
The Protector
Prison Wives Club
Prison Wives Club
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Celebrity Home Raiders
Celebrity Home Raiders
Project Runway: Threads
Project Runway: Threads
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
This Time Next Year
This Time Next Year
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
The Pop Game
The Pop Game
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Child Genius
Child Genius
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Under the Gunn
Under the Gunn
True Tori
True Tori
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Picker Sisters
Picker Sisters
The Christmas Hope
The Christmas Hope
Lifetime Classics
Lifetime Classics
America
America
Queen Sized
Queen Sized
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Secrets of Eden
Secrets of Eden
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
House of Versace
House of Versace
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Brittany Murphy Story
Jump!
Jump!
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story